CES 2014: Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 and Pop 8 tablets unveiled

If there's one sector of the mobile market you can describe as vibrant right now, it's the budget tablet sector. But that also means you need to offer a lot of tablet for the money if you want to make inroads.

On the face of it, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 and Pop 8 tablets look pretty decent, but I think we would need to know the price (and get hands-on) before we start making judgements. Although with a company like Alcatel, we can't see either model being too hard on your wallet.

Both models run Android Jelly Bean and offer colour as a selling point. The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 is (as you might have guessed) a 7-inch device with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, offered with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also has a 2-megapixel rear camera (able to shoot 720p HD footage), a 0.3-megapixel front camera, a microSD card slot to boost the 4GB of internal storage and finally, a 3,240mAh battery, which can give you up to 360 hours of use. Although that depends on how you use it.

The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8 is a slightly bigger 8-inch tablet, which comes with an IPS 1280 x 800 display (the Pop 7's is TFT), a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, similar cameras to the Pop 7, along with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Slightly larger 4,100mAh battery too.

We would guess a bigger price tag as well, but as we said earlier, those details have yet to be confirmed. We'll keep an eye out for UK sales as the year progresses.

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